IET events this July – #engineering and technology dates for your diary

A large variety of IET events are taking place throughout the month of July, with members and non-members alike invited to take part in lectures, seminars, courses and technical visits. UK highlights include a trip behind the scenes of the Great Blackenham Energy-from-waste site, technical lectures on 2-shot molding, the Airlander and healthcare technologies, plus several foundation and advanced Prince2 training courses. Further afield, July sees career workshops in Geneva, conferences in Madrid, seminars and technical visits across Australia and even hiking trips in Hong Kong. Below are some of the IET event highlights for July, but to find out … Continue reading IET events this July – #engineering and technology dates for your diary

Airbus to fit deployable flight data recorders – an annotated infographic

Airbus will fit new fixed and deployable combined flight data and voice recorders as standard on long-range aircraft starting in 2019 in a bid to make it easier to find aircraft wreckage in the event of an accident over the sea. Honestly, given the significant loss of life in on-water plane crashes, you have to wonder how this has been so long in coming. Where on earth is Flight MH370? L3 Aviation Products will design and manufacture a lighter and more compact fixed, crash-protected cockpit voice and data recorder (CVDR), which will be able to record up to 25 hours … Continue reading Airbus to fit deployable flight data recorders – an annotated infographic

Firth of Forth Queensferry Crossing to open – an annotated infographic

The new Queensferry Crossing over the Firth of Forth is scheduled to open to road traffic after several delays. The 2.7km structure will be the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world and also the largest to feature cables which cross mid-span. It forms part of Scotland’s east coast transport corridor and runs alongside the venerable Forth Rail Bridge and Forth Road Bridge, which will be dedicated to public transport, cycling and walking. It surely is one heck of a bridge. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading Firth of Forth Queensferry Crossing to open – an annotated infographic

.@Boeing orders top @Airbus orders at #ParisAirShow – an annotated infographic

Boeing has topped Airbus in the air show order haul for the first time since 2012, driven by 336 orders and commitments for its new 737 Max 10 narrowbody aircraft alone – worth up to $40 billion at list prices. The biggest buyer at the Paris show was General Electric Co.’s GE Capital Aviation Service (GECAS), which ordered 100 Airbus planes valued at $10.8 billion. GECAS also converted 20 Boeing options to the Max 10 from Max 8 and MAX 9 versions. In total Boeing secured 336 MAX 10 commitments, including around 200 conversions from other MAX versions. Canada’s Bombardier … Continue reading .@Boeing orders top @Airbus orders at #ParisAirShow – an annotated infographic

Orders at #ParisAirShow top $55 billion – an annotated infographic

Boeing continued the momentum for its new 737 Max 10 single-aisle jet, while Airbus, ATR, Bombardier and Embraer also announced more deals with total orders valued at $55.5 billion. Boeing landed a string of new deals for its 737 Max and 787 Dreamliner aircraft at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday, bringing orders and options to 696 planes worth $41 billion, though customers routinely negotiate discounts. Airbus also won lucrative promises for 122 of its A320neo family worth $10.5bn. Canada’s Bombardier Inc. announced that it had secured a letter of intent from India’s Spicejet for 50 Q400 turboprop aircraft worth … Continue reading Orders at #ParisAirShow top $55 billion – an annotated infographic

.@Boeing launches #737MAX10 at #ParisAirShow

Boeing has unveiled an extended version of its best-selling 737 airliners at the Paris Air Show, as the US aerospace giant battles back against European arch-rival Airbus. The new aircraft — the 737 MAX 10 — has had its fuselage stretched by 168cm, allowing it to accommodate up to 230 passengers and placing it in direct competition with rival Airbus’ A321neo jet. Boeing said it had already gathered more than 280 orders for the MAX aircraft family and the 787 Dreamliner at the show, worth more than $37 billion in total. Airbus announced 112 orders for its neo family, worth … Continue reading .@Boeing launches #737MAX10 at #ParisAirShow

#XboxOneX goes head-to-head with #PS4Pro – an annotated infographic

The XBox One X, Microsoft’s souped-up update to its Xbox One console, is the latest weapon in its ongoing war with Sony, boasting 43 per cent more rendering power than the market-leading PS4 Pro. The hardware race between the PlayStation and XBox game consoles has been running for years, but Microsoft has been under pressure to overtake Sony, after the current generation PS4 steadily outsold the Xbox One following the launch of the two systems in 2013. E&T news reported on the Xbox One X announcement at E3 2017, the annual gadgets and gaming convention held in Los Angeles, USA. … Continue reading #XboxOneX goes head-to-head with #PS4Pro – an annotated infographic